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MCIS 500 - Summer 2013 Syllabus

MCIS 500 - Summer 2013 Syllabus

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Summer 2013 Syllabus for MCIS 500
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Summer 2013
Nova Southeastern University 
Graduate School of Computer and Information SciencesCourse SyllabusMCIS 500 Assembly Language and Architecture (3 credits)Term Dates: Summer 2013 (May 13, 2013 – August 18, 2013} – onlineClass Location and Format: This is an online, Internet-based course using NSU’s Blackboard.
 William Smith, Ph.D.Email: willsmit@nova.edu  Alternate (emergency) email: wsmith@tulsacc.edu Skype: drwillsmithTelephone Number/ work: (918) 595-7616Preferred contact: Please contact via (1) email or (2) at the phonenumber listed above.
Course Description
This course provides a comprehensive examination of the fundamental concepts and architecturalstructures of contemporary computers. The course focuses on assembly language programming andthe influence of low-level computer architecture on modern computer applications.
Required Textbook
Title Assembly Language for Intel-based Computers Author: Irvine, Kip R.ISBN: 9780136022121
Edition: 6th, 2010Publisher: Prentice-HallTextbook Web Site:http://kipirvine.com/asm/ (contains a lot of helpful information including help on debuggers including codeview)
Upon completion of this course, the student will have proficiency in the following:• Be able to program an Intel computer using a macro assembler• Understand the difference between 32 bit programming and 16 bit programming • Understand the relationship between object code, assemblers, and compilers• Be able to apply good software engineering techniques to assembly programming • Understand the logical and physical structure of assembly programs and data• Understand BIOS and interrupts• Understand the concepts of modern computer architectures• Understand the features of register based computersUnderstand the architecture of Intel based micro-computers
 Assembly Language and Architecture
 Assembly Language and Architecture - Summer 2013 Syllabus
Summer 2013
Instruction Methods and Tools
This course will be conducted by (1) reading the textbook reading assignments, (2) completing andsubmitting the textbook assignments to the Blackboard tool and (3) answering discussion questionsposted in the Blackboard tool. Assessment will occur for posted assignments in Blackboard within 7days from the original posting date.
Instructor Biography 
Dr Smith is an Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems at Tulsa Community College where he has taught programming languages for over 20 years. He also has been an adjunct instructorat Oklahoma State University - Tulsa where he taught upper level business programming courses. Inaddition, he’s served as a consultant for a variety of corporations such as Williams, WorldCom, Sabre,and TVGuide.
Course Rules
Students are expected to do their own work and complete the term report and assignments on or be-
fore the due dates specified in this syllabus. The words or ideas of others, where used, must be prop-
erly credited according to accepted standards for professional publication.Late assignments will not be accepted. As a graduate student, you are fully responsible for the sub-
mission of your work (assignments) and participation (Discussion Questions) in the Blackboard tool.Please do not send your Assignments or responses to the Discussion Questions via email.Each student is required to do his or her own work. The words or ideas of others may be used, whereappropriate, but must be properly credited according to accepted standards for professional publica-
tion. Policies related to student conduct are contained in the SCIS Graduate Student Handbook andmust be followed in this course. Assignments are due on or before the due date noted in the "Course Schedule" area of this syllabus.For submitted papers, the APA style will be acceptable. Please adhere to either guideline when writing papers. Be sure to include a cover sheet containing the Title, Author, Date and any pertinent informa-
tion about the paper. For your information, here's a good reference site about the APA writing stylethat you may find useful:http://www.apastyle.org /
 Assignment Submission Guidelines
Care should be taken in completing assignments to ensure that they reflect graduate level work andcontain appropriate documentation when the work of others is cited. Assignments will be acceptedonce and revisions will not be allowed. Completed assignments must be submitted through Black-board.Use WinZip to compress your files, when appropriate.
To assure proper credit for your work, please indicate the following information on each assignment submission:
 Assembly Language and Architecture
 Assembly Language and Architecture - Summer 2013 Syllabus
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School Name
Course Number
 Your Name
 Week Number
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Course Schedule
Week #ReadingAssignment Due by the Endof the Week
1Chapter 1Chapter 1 PPTOnline Participation2Chapter 2Chapter 2 PPT Assignment 1Online Participation3Chapter 3Chapter 3 PPT Assignment 2Online Participation4Chapter 4Chapter 4 PPT Assignment 3Online Participation5Chapter 5Chapter 5 PPT Assignment 4Online Participation6Chapter 6Chapter 6 PPT Assignment 5Online Participation7Chapter 7Chapter 7 PPT Assignment 6Online Participation8Chapter 8Chapter 8 PPTOnline Participation9Finish up Chapter 8Assignment 7Online Participation
 Assembly Language and Architecture
 Assembly Language and Architecture - Summer 2013 Syllabus

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